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Grateful Dead Live at Community War Memorial Auditorium on 1976-09-27

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Grateful Dead Live at Community War Memorial Auditorium on 1976-09-27


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Promised Land, They Love Each Other, El Paso, Deal, Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy, It's All Over Now, Loser, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Brown Eyed Women, The Music Never Stopped Might As Well, Samson & Delilah, Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Drums-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower-> Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Community War Memorial Auditorium
Location Rochester, NY

Source Audience Recording: Sony ECM-33Ps
Lineage Sony ECM-33Ps> Sony TC-152 (Cass. master)> DAT> CDR> EAC> Sound Forge (no sound processing)> SHN
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Notes

Sony ECM-33Ps> Sony TC-152 (Cass. master)> DAT> CDR> EAC> Sound Forge (no sound processing)> SHN; via Mike "dankstar" Parrillo; to etree and abgd; update- not taped by Jerry Moore

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Reviewer: lilrichwhiteboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2013
Subject: Decent Show. Decent AUD Fidelity,
Overall, this in not a bad show. It took some extra fudging on the EQ to get it just right; a little more than usual. The low end is very sensitive (it's all in the engineering PNC). But above average sound for an AUD, after playing with it. And way-above average compared to most early AUDs. The crowd is a hoot. Lots of fun getting a sense of the audience energy with all the boisterous kids. What is it with these crazy upstate kids anyway? It's really funny. Brings me back. Sigh. Sounds like everybody's dropped or shroomed. OH? No. Never! But what I was really waiting for, when I saw that great 2nd set lineup, was the big payoff waiting for Slipknot's transition from WRat. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. It was a very kclumbszy transition. Would have given 'em another star if they'd pulled it off and did something other than R&R. Oh well. Better luck next time Guyz.
Reviewer: Sir-Mix-Alot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2012
Subject: Sick second set
Great Second Set performance from the boys. Other One > Wharf Rat > Slipknot > Franklins > Around is off the hook. I loved the Franklin's...very high energy....Phil plays lead bass for a whole verse...so cool.

Better than average AUD recording. Kinda sparse at the bottom end, but hats off to the tapers for working a good recording out of the 70's era equipment.
Reviewer: ice9freak - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 9, 2010
Subject: If you like '76...
...then you'll love this, even if it is missing the "U.S. Blues" encore, and the "Music" in set 1 suffers from an excruciating cut-off before the jam section. Completists be warned! Also, "Around" has what sounds like a SBD patch for the last couple of minutes--an adjustment for one's ears, to be sure. Otherwise, good sets. Bobby steals the show for me in set 1: the versions of "LL Rain" and "Lazy > Supplication" are way above average. Set II features an interesting run of pure Garcia: "Wharf Rat" > "Slipknot" > "Franklin's."

Sound is great to my AUD-loving ears. If you like to "hear the room" then you'll want to get this one. Thanks to the folks who taped it so we can dig it all these years later.
Reviewer: skullsnroses - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 17, 2008
Subject: Yeah THATS it for me folks
This is sooo good. The sound is a 1976 AUD...no scientific analysis needed Poindexter, i'm sure you don't need to remind us how smart your ears are, plus this is all you get for this night. I loved it. MWAH! Roses to the band from me... hell make it from "all of us". The dude hit it right, Upstate NYers having way too much fun... haawooowoohhh yeaaa yeaaa. I loved 9-24 and had to follow the tour. This is pretty much a rafter matcher here. Purely delightful. The second slipknot is the holy river styx with the warm bali buddhas breeze. I really don't think a second set could be as cosmically hot as this again(I'll make damn sure on my life though) The first set is really the incubus and formula for peak 77 greatness... They dropped some of the pure mahamudra experience in exchange for a lil *sniff* rock n roll. Just my estimation.. burning on a near shore.
Reviewer: darkstar11/11/73 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 23, 2007
Subject: agree and disagree
I agree with the previous reviewers comments on the recording....above average for a '76 AUD and the crowds comments between songs are fantastic....There is one guy standing right next to the mic after "all over now" that has some very eliquent discriptions of the set. (worth listening to for a laugh). However I disagree with his discription of the transition from "Wharf Rat" to "Slipknot!". Not "klumbsy" at all. very well done (IMHO of course). Underrated show from a year that gets underrated because of a slow first half. In summarry this show kicks ass.
"Jesus fucking christ!!!"
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2005
Subject: Spectacular
How many set II's have a smoking other one>wharf>slipknot>franklins? I have never seen it before. Listened to an other one>row jimmy which was also pretty novel but this is a classic show. Landover, Syracuse and this were the bollocks.... Whew this was hot..

For a '76 audience sound quality is great - there are some serious defects though especially a cut music and a disastrous arnd and arnd which is a real pity.
Reviewer: pnc - favoritefavorite - December 1, 2004
Subject: I'll go for the D.L...
THIS is a truly ripping show...it must have been amazing to be there...or anywhere near the energy exuding from this performance. As a fan of this era it is super enjoyable, and audience tapes are fun for those of us who love the dead beyond all reason. However, for general use..this recording sucks. Worth listening to for posterity alone, for the true fan. I hope I can find a sbd someday...
Reviewer: Carpe Diem - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 1, 2004
Subject: Concur
I concur. I was there and the crowd was intense in a small venue. The band was getting back into the groove by the end of '76 and ready to launch into '77, a year with many extraordinary performances. Dick Pick's 33 highlights two October shows that confirm this. Buy it! Listen to this too. You will enjoy a very good show. Five stars for performance and four for sound.
Reviewer: gamdun - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 31, 2004
Subject: One rocking show!
Having suffered some memory loss over the past 28 years, I was excited to hear this show. I recall it being a pretty hot night. Specifically the Help Slip Frank.
First off the preformance is excellent, five stars to be sure. Great singing, song selection and mostly good sonics. This was the period when Jerry used a Travis Bean guitar. The TB had a aluminium neck. Didn't go over big with the general public, but Jerry put it to good use in the Dead context. Very clear lead tone. Kind of country kind of state of the art (76 that is!).
So why only four stars? Well, it's an audiance tape. There are a couple of volume adjustments late in set two. Probably the biggest crime is the fade out on the set one closer: The Music Never Stopped. Well, the recordest was probably short on tape. What ya going to do? Listen to it anyway!
Here's the best part of this recording: it's an audience tape. Huh? Well, this crowd is amped from start to finish. It's great to hear the band play with and harness the energy. Set one: starts rockin, eases into some soft places, works into some great Dead favs (Brown eyed), finishes with a statement of what's to come (Music Never Stops).
Set two gives this crowd what they came for. A rockin Might as Well starts off a killer set. The Help Slip boxes in lots of dead goodies. The Slip/Frank/Around and Around closes out what I'd call a great show from 76. Recommended
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